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A-Level Economics at East Sussex College Hastings

Course description

During this two-year course you will gain a thorough understanding of the ‘science of wealth’.

Course content

Over the duration of the course you will be able to expand your knowledge and understanding of how markets work and the variables that determine market success and failure, become familiar with the concept of inflation, balance of payment and the deficit of management, while understanding how government control variables through policy instruments.

Lessons will debate the consumption of goods and services and the benefits they provide in society, while you gain a deeper insight into the origins and meaning of economics and how it has evolved over the years.

You will cover a selection of modules including:

  • How markets work and the variables that determine market success and failure
  • Government fiscal management
  • Core concepts of inflation, balance of payment and deficit management
  • Economic growth
  • Unemployment
  • How governments seek to control variables through policy instruments

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements of 5 Grade 5 GCSEs (including Maths and English).


You will be assessed entirely through exams. Case studies with differentiated questions will be used to test your understanding.

Financial information

There may be some additional costs during the course for trips and visits to further your learning.

Future opportunities

Once you have completed this qualification you may choose to go onto further study at university firstly at undergraduate level and then progressing to a Master’s degree.

There are a number of career opportunities available to you after studying this qualification, for instance you may work as a Financial analyst, an Economist, a Stockbroker or Statistician.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 October 2017
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    • Located next to Hasting town centre, Station Plaza is a large, light-filled building surrounded by 22,000 square meters of study space and social zones. Classrooms are equipped with the most up-to-date resources and interactive whiteboards. It houses multiple IT suites, a gym, Coast coffee, Subway, Coast Restaurant, a training kitchen, a professional salon, an art shop, diner and a large Learning Resource Centre. 

      Students have 24/7 access to lessons and learning resources from home via WIKI, podcasts and teacher/student blogs. Students can hire laptops from the LRCs and both sites are WIFI activated.